DIY Pacman Costume is super easy to make and inexpensive. This Halloween costume idea will be a hit with the kids and the entire family.

DIY Pacman Costume is super easy to make and inexpensive. This Halloween costume idea will be a hit with the kids and the entire family.#onecrazymom #diypacmancostume


DIY Pacman Costume

It can be hard to come up with new costume ideas year after year. Whether you need an idea for one child or several siblings, this pac-man shape costume is super fun.

This is a great idea because it works for various ages without seeming too childish or too grown. It is perfect especially if you are trying to accommodate several different children.

DIY Pacman Costume is super easy to make and inexpensive. This Halloween costume idea will be a hit with the kids.#onecrazymom #diypacmancostume

Also, it takes very little time to make and not much money at all. This Pacman Ghost Costume DIY is such a fun idea for your cutie pie to go trick or treating.

Materials:

  • Felt. You will need about 2 yards per costume. We had yellow felt for Pacman and red felt and blue felt for the ghosts. You could also use orange red felt.
  • Felt remnants. White felt, light blue and black felt.
  • Fabric Glue or Matching thread. Either option is good.
DIY Pacman Costume is easy to make and inexpensive. This Halloween costume idea will be a hit with the kids and the entire family.#onecrazymom #diypacmancostume

How to Make a Pacman Costume:

  • Step 1. Measure and cut. Decide which child will wear this costume and then you can fit your large yellow felt circles. I had the bottom of the circle come just to the bottom of my son’s knees. Just fit the entire yellow piece to the size of your child so the arm hole will fit.
  • Step 2. Make the large circle. To get the “perfect” circle follow these instructions or you can cut by hand if you prefer. Measure from the shoulders to the knees (my measurement was 36″).

    Divide your measurement in half for an even layer on the pac man costume. (My measurement is now 18″).

    Cut a length of string (or thread or yarn) about an inch longer than your measurement (my string was 19″). Fold your felt in half lengthwise. Secure one end of your string in the middle of your fabric. Secure the other end of your string to a marker.

    Stretch your marker away from the center of your fabric and draw a circle! You basically just made a huge compass. Another idea is to use a large circular object and trace it or make a duct tape circle.
  • Step 3. Cut your circles out and secure the edges. Now, I like to sew, but you can just as easily use fabric glue. Once the center cut, join the front and back of your circle, leave a gap at the top big enough for your child’s head.

    Also, leave a gap at the bottom large enough to not make it difficult for your child to walk. Then, sew along the edge or glue it together.

Make the neck portion

  • Step 4. Form the neck. Make a straight cut so the top of the circle want bother your child’s neck. Also, in the back of the neck, I cut a slit about 5″ down from the top so his head wouldn’t rip the fabric when he put it on.
  • Step 5. Cut the mouth portion. For the mouth, cut a big black wedge. This will be similar to a triangle. However, the small part of the triangle will be rounded instead of straight).

    I went from about the middle of the circle to the edge to get a true center. It is better to cut this too big and trim the black mouth pieces later to get an accurate size mouth. We suggest leaving a little wiggle room.
  • Step 6. Make the eyes. For the eye, cut a small black circle and then cut a small triangle out of it. Secure the eye and mouth section.


How to make a DIY Pacman Ghost Costume:

  • Step 1. Fold your fabric in half. Trim the bottom so it comes just below the child’s knees. I did not trim the sides of the ghost. It was a wide as the fabric was.
  • Step 2. Make the top portion. For the top of the ghost, use a marker to round the top. Cut. For the neck, I cut it straight and then cut a 5″ slit at the back of the neck to make more room for my son’s head.
  • Step 3. Secure the sides and top. Next, secure this portion (except for neck hole) by sewing or with fabric glue. Fabric glue works better than hot glue for long term use.
  • Step 4. Cut triangles out of the bottom. For the bottom of the ghost, cut small triangles out to make it look jagged. This does not need to be exact and can be an estimate.
  • Step 5. Make the eyes. Start by cutting two white ovals. Just estimate what size looks good on your size ghost. Also, cut out 2 small light blue circles as the Pacman ghost eyes are blue.
  • Step 6. Secure the eye color. Secure eye color to white background, then secure that to the ghost.

Tips and Tricks

  • More Ghost Colors. There is Pinky, a pink ghost , and an orange ghost, inky, blinky and more.
  • Mrs. Pacman. You can easily make a Mrs. Packman by adding a red bow and a little red for the tips of the mouth.
  • Junior. Also, add a Junior with a little red and blue hat with a white pinwheel on top. The ideas are endless!
  • Hula Hoop. You can use a hula hoop to make the circle if desired or stiffer card board box.

Print the instructions for this DIY Pacman Costume:

DIY Pacman Costume

Prep Time15 minutes
Active Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Keyword: DIY Pacman Costume
Yield: 1
Author: One Crazy Mom

Materials

  • 2 yards Felt we had yellow for Pacman and red and blue for the ghosts
  • Felt remnants in black white and light blue
  • Fabric Glue or Matching thread

Instructions

Instructions For Pacman:

  • Decide which child will wear this and then you can fit your large yellow felt circles. I had the bottom of the circle come just to the bottom of my son’s knees.
  • To get the “perfect” circle follow these instructions (you can just do it by hand if you’re that good – I’m not). Measure from the shoulders to the knees (my measurement was 36″). Half your measurement (mine is now 18″). Cut a length of string (or thread or yarn) about an inch longer than your measurement (mine string was 19″). Fold your felt in half lengthwise (hamburger style ;-)). Secure on end of your string in the middle (doesn’t have to be exact) of your fabric. Secure the other end of your string to a marker. Stretch your marker away from the center of your fabric and draw a circle! (You basically just made a huge compass.)
  • Cut your circles out.
  • Now, I like to sew, but you can just as easily use fabric glue. When you join the front and back of your circle, leave a gap at the top big enough for your child’s head and a gap at the bottom large enough to not make it difficult for your child to walk. Either sew along the edge or glue it!
  • For the neck – I made a straight cut so the top of the circle wouldn’t bother my son’s neck. Also, in the back of the neck I cut a slit about 5″ down from the top so his head wouldn’t rip the fabric when he put it on.
  • For the mouth, cut a big black wedge (like a triangle, but the small part of the triangle will be rounded instead of straight). I went from about the middle of the circle to the edge. It is better to cut this too big and trim it later. 😉
  • For the eye, cut a small black circle and then cut a small triangle out of it (see the picture).
  • Secure the eye and mouth by sewing or with fabric glue.

DIY Pacman Ghost Costume:

  • Fold your fabric in half – and trim the bottom so it comes just below the child’s knees. I did not trim the sides of the ghost. It was a wide as the fabric was.
  • For the top of the ghost, use a marker to round the top. Cut. For the neck, I cut it straight and then cut a 5″ slit at the back of the neck to make more room for my son’s head.
  • Secure sides and top (except for neck hole) by sewing or with fabric glue.
  • For the bottom of the ghost, cut small triangles out to make it look jagged. This does not have to be exact!
  • For the eyes – cute two white ovals. Just ball park what size looks good on your size ghost. Also cut out 2 small light blue circles (the Pacman ghost eyes are blue :-)).
  • Secure eye color to white background, then secure that to the ghost (again, sew or glue).

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